skip to content
Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
Unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Marc Tierney results in a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Kayode Odejayi results in a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Ian Henderson.
Lee Beevers takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a fantastic save.
David Mooney goes off and Kayode Odejayi comes on.
Jack Redshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Kennedy.
Ian Henderson finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-2 Colchester.Assist by Anthony Wordsworth.
Brian Barry-Murphy takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Scott Wiseman sends in a cross, blocked by Andy Bond.
The ball is swung over by Brian Wilson, clearance made by Marcus Holness.
Ian Henderson fouled by Gary Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Pat Baldwin replaces Paul Reid. Anthony Wordsworth fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Lee Beevers is brought on as a substitute for David Perkins.
Magnus Okuonghae challenges Chris O'Grady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Gary Jones from the free kick.
Brian Barry-Murphy produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Henderson on Joe Widdowson. Direct free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
Gary Jones challenges Andy Bond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Wilson.
Inswinging corner taken by Ian Henderson from the left by-line, Josh Lillis makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Anthony Wordsworth, blocked by Scott Wiseman.
Ian Henderson sends in a cross.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Mooney. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy, Headed effort from inside the box by Jason Kennedy misses to the right of the target.
Chris O'Grady is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot.
Andrew Tutte joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Thompson. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Elding.
David Mooney takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.
The ball is delivered by Scott Wiseman.
Foul by Andy Bond on Joe Thompson, free kick awarded. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.
Anthony Elding takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
The referee gives a free kick against David Perkins for handball. Scott Wiseman takes the direct free kick.
David Mooney has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, Craig Dawson fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Colchester.Assist on the goal came from Brian Barry-Murphy.
Corner taken right-footed by Ian Henderson, Andy Bond produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Josh Lillis makes a save.
Effort on goal by Andy Bond from just inside the area clears the bar.
Foul by Andy Bond on Jason Kennedy, free kick awarded. Craig Dawson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Craig Dawson.
Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Foul by David Perkins on Joe Thompson, free kick awarded. Scott Wiseman takes the free kick.
Andy Bond fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Colchester.
Marc Tierney crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by David Perkins, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Ian Henderson from the left by-line.
Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
Effort from outside the area by Chris O'Grady goes wide right of the goal.
Joe Widdowson takes a shot.
The ball is delivered by Marc Tierney, save by Josh Lillis.
Kemal Izzet takes a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Ian Henderson, Close range header by David Mooney goes over the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by David Mooney, Close range effort by Anthony Wordsworth misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Henderson, Jason Kennedy makes a clearance.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Reid.
Brian Barry-Murphy delivers the ball, blocked by Andy Bond.
Outswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line.
A cross is delivered by Chris O'Grady, blocked by Brian Wilson.
Joe Thompson fouled by Paul Reid, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Brian Barry-Murphy, Craig Dawson takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a comfortable save.
Handball decision goes against David Mooney. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Joe Widdowson produces a cross, clearance by Paul Reid.
David Mooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Holness. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
The ball is swung over by Chris O'Grady, Mark Cousins makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Scott Wiseman.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
Centre by Ian Henderson.
Ian Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Bond.
Foul by Brian Wilson on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Handball decision goes against Kemal Izzet. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Joe Widdowson, Anthony Wordsworth makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Joe Widdowson, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance.
The referee gives a free kick against Magnus Okuonghae for handball. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Brian Wilson, clearance by Craig Dawson.
Anthony Elding concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Reid. Direct free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
The game kicks-off.
The game gets underway.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Same again for Dale
Rochdale boss Keith Hill could name an unchanged side for the fourth successive match when Colchester visit Spotland.
Hill has fielded the same starting line-up in every game so far this season and has no injuries or suspensions to contend with.
However, summer signing Anthony Elding is pushing for a starting role after he came off the bench to score the winner against Barnsley in the Carling Cup before another instrumental role as a substitute in last weekend`s 2-2 draw at Brighton.
Highly-rated defender Craig Dawson has played every minute so far this season but continues to be linked with a move away from Spotland.
Rochdale have twice turned down transfer requests from the player over the summer following a #400,000 bid from Middlesbrough.
The game will come too soon for Colchester goalkeeper Ben Williams.
The Us' regular number one has resumed light training following the ankle injury he suffered during pre-season but will not be ready to travel to Spotland so Mark Cousins keeps his place.
Striker Steven Gillespie was also a pre-season casualty with a twisted ankle and remains on the sidelines along with long-term absentees John-Joe O'Toole and Morten Knudsen.
Midfielder O'Toole is continuing his recovery from the cruciate injury he suffered back in April and defender Knudsen is still missing with a knee injury, with neither due back much before Christmas.
Frontman Kayode Odejayi pushed his claims for a start with a goal for the reserves in midweek.
Henderson wins it
Ian Henderson's 89th-minute goal handed Colchester their first win of the season against League One new boys Rochdale - coming out 2-1 victors.
The hosts started brightly and looked the more likely scorers in the opening 25 minutes. But Colchester sprang into life when Henderson's back post cross picked out David Mooney. He wasted a free header, sending his effort over the bar, but the chance roused the visitors after a quiet start.
Henderson, set up by Andrew Bond, lifted the ball over Josh Lillis but clipped the crossbar while Lillis pulled off a fine save to keep out another Henderson attempt minutes later.
Colchester's pressure finally paid off on 38 minutes when Bond's strike from the edge of the box took a deflection off Jason Kennedy and beat Lillis at his near post.
Rochdale levelled two minutes into the second half when Brian Barry-Murphy's corner was met by Craig Dawson and he drove home from eight yards through a crowded penalty area.
Substitute Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's curled a shot against the crossbar and later blasted one into the side netting and Rochdale were on top when the visitors hit them on the counter attack in the 89th minute, Henderson collecting Mooney's pass and dinking the ball over Lillis.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk